Posts Tagged ‘web’

How to connect your Smart TV to the Internet

October 26th, 2012 by LG Blog UK
 
According to one UK study, only half of Smart TV owners knew that “Smart” meant their TVs could be directly connected to the internet without the need of another device. 1 in 4 had never used their Smart TV to connect to the internet. Since TVs haven’t traditionally been associated with the web, the gradual learning curve makes sense. However, the process of connecting a Smart TV to the internet is simple and effortless – and for the “connected” – an amazing world of instant and often free access to favorite TV shows, hit movies, and innovative games and applications awaits. With...
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‘Twitter the Opera’?!

August 19th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
The Royal Opera House has called on the general public to help them write a opera out of tweets! The public will be donating there ideas and thoughts for the lyrics and story line of this wacky new opera style. It is an experimental opera, which is trying to break down the barrier between the audience and the art form. The show will be held at the Royal Opera House on the 4th-6th September with people twits set to music. See the full BBC video report here. It's an interesting idea but will it work? As Backbytes points out: "Expect the unexpected,"...
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Follow Apollo to the Moon

July 16th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
40 years ago today - just over an hour ago, in fact! - Apollo 11 launched. To celebrate, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum have set up a website, fittingly called 'We choose the moon' and mission tracker widget, which allow you to follow the crew on their mission. Currently we're just over an 85minutes in and on Stage 3 of the mission - Orbiting Earth: It's a nice site and well worth a look, even if you're not a big fan of...
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The Google Earth alphabet

July 10th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
A friend sent me the link to this article about a woman who distracted herself from her injuries by finding the alphabet in images from Google Earth! Rachel came up with the idea as a way of passing the time during her convalescence after being badly injured in a car accident in February. Incapacitated and laid up in her home in Ossett, West Yorkshire, she decided to hunt down perfect images representing all 26 letters of the alphabet. 'I thought it would be a nice way to celebrate our country,' she says. 'I did a lot of scrolling around on Google, flipping images around...
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Cryptozoo: Bringing weird wildlife to the streets

June 16th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Cryptozoo is a "secret world of strange and fast-moving creatures", it is also a social networking and real-world game designed by Jane McGonigal for the American Heart Association. The game is part of an AHA initiative in collaboration with the Institute for the Future to "re-invent physical activity with the help of online games and social media". CryptoZoo is about inventing the future of physical activity, about making play and gaming a bigger part of how we take care of ourselves. CrytpoZoo is a proof-of-concept game, a way for us to show what physical activity could (and we think, should) be like...
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Digg announce ‘Digg Ads’ – giving users a way to feedback

June 4th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Props to Rocio from LG Blog ES for spotting this one: Yesterday Digg announced plans for a new advertising platform — Digg Ads. Digg Ads will give you more control over which advertisements are displayed on Digg. The more an ad is Dugg, the less the advertiser will have to pay. Conversely the more an ad is buried, the more the advertiser is charged, pricing it out of the system. ... The goal here is to give advertisers a way to present content related to their brands and get immediate input on whether it’s relevant to the Digg audience, or not. Here’s...
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The LG Arena KM900 photo competition – win £250!

June 1st, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Last week on our Official LG KM900 Arena Facebook Fan Page we launched a new photography competition: Have you ever been to Italy and taken a picture of yourself holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa?To celebrate the touchy-feelyness of the LG Arena KM900 we want to see your 'Touch Everything' photos. The idea is to take a 'forced perspective' photograph - if you need inspiration, there are plenty of great examples to be found on Flickr or this stunner, a former winner of the 'Life's Good' competition on LG Loop: then upload it here, get your friends to vote by 'liking' the...
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Akoha – the online game that aims to make real world better

May 29th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Akoha is an rather special online game - it combines social networking, online gaming and real-world activity to help make the world a better place. Players carry out real life and virtual 'missions' such as “Donate an Hour of Your Time” or “Make Someone Smile” to collect points, recruit new players and, as important, spread good deeds and perform little acts of kindness. It's still in Beta, having only launched at the TechCrunch50 conference last September, but it's already seen more than 3,000 mission plays in 37 countries and was selected as a finalist for GamesBeat2009’s Who’s Got Game? start-up competition...
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LG, T3 and What Plasma & LCD TV launch new TV Buyer’s Guide

May 26th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Today LG launches an interactive TV Buyer’s Guide, it has been developed in conjunction with T3 and What Plasma & LCD TV to help support LG’s 'Xperience' educational tour - more on that later! The Buyer's Guide microsite uses video and interactive content to help you to choose a TV that is suited to your individual needs - consideration is given to the customers’ distance from the TV, their viewing habits, type of viewing platform used in the home, lighting conditions, and the room in which it is positioned. George Mead, Marketing Manager Digital Display for LG Electronics, said Consumer choice has...
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New – ‘Anger Management’ for Tech Support

May 21st, 2009 by LG Blog UK
 
Support Details is a neat little tool from 'technology focused design + interactive agency' Imulus. Providing a valuable service to less experienced computer users and tech support teams everywhere, the website assesses your system and gives you all the data a support team might need to know - IP address, whether Cookies and Javascript are enabled, your web browser and OS. It's accessible, has the option of forwarding the information by email and takes the frustration out of setting up a machine for a new user - both for them and the call centre staff. Simple, effective and complete with pinky swear....
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